History of LGBTQ in Appalachia

We often hear coming out stories from the south and how bad it is, we hear stories from LGBTQ people of north eastern areas, west coast, and big cities, we often don’t hear of the in between places like the coal fields of West Virginia. The fringe places where religion has a strong hold and [...]

Never Silenced, Never Erased!

Over the last year I have had the pleasure of sharing historical information about our LGBTQ people. Covered the range of history, labels, who we are, how we got here, and even about fighting for our futures. While all of this is important, the single most important thing I have had the pleasure of sharing [...]

Long Hard Road

Emotions are never the easiest thing to endure, working through them is messy. Often, when it comes to emotions, I put them aside and never act on them. It is easier to deny myself the possibility of pain, instead of trying to commit to a person that will reject me. But there is always a [...]

Always Carry Your Towel

“A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value...” - Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyYou are probably wondering what in the heck does this have to do with anything I ever post on, well the [...]

Thrills, Chills, and Queer… Horror

Growing up LGBTQ is really hard to find movies, books, music, and etc. that speak to you. Ok, maybe in my day it was a bit harder. We  had to watch or read for clues that may be dropped to hint that a character in the books or movies might be LGBTQ. For me it [...]

Boxes Are For Cats

It’s the last week of Pride month, a time where we can celebrate where we came from, the struggles each of us have endured to claw our way to accepting our true selves, and to celebrate our history that has given us our place here, where we are now. It is important to honor our [...]

Queercore

The first real punk group that really spoke to me was Pansy Division, I was turned on to them in college one summer in the early 1990s. It was the closing of a school year where I had been dealing with my sexuality and experienced a first real lover. His name was Kevin and he [...]